Raj

Raj has rated 94 movies, and has posted 128 comments.

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Ratings

  • Crew: So-So: Crew 3 Heist
  • Yodha: Not Interested in Watching: No wonder it flopped
  • Shaitaan: So-So: Without interval, crisp edit
  • Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya: Want to Watch: A "put-offish" title....
  • Fighter: So-So: Tried and tired - bollywood...
  • Merry Christmas: Yay! Thumbs Up: Watch it for ART of Movie making
  • Dunki: Want to Watch: Could have done better
  • The Archies: Yay! Thumbs Up: I read Archies - thus, I love this picture perfect creation of Zoya...
  • Animal: Nay! Thumbs Down: SRV's cult tribute to degenerate young minds
  • Tiger 3: So-So: Bearable
  • Ganapath – A Hero Is Born: Nay! Thumbs Down: How the Directors market to get a budget >150 crores?
  • Fukrey 3: Nay! Thumbs Down: Makes us sad on what people like and enjoy now a days
  • The Great Indian Family: Nay! Thumbs Down: Intent - but... execution..?
  • Jawan: Want to Watch: SRK on a roll
  • Dream Girl 2: Nay! Thumbs Down: EXHAUSTING...
  • Ghoomer: Want to Watch: I heard it is touching & emotional
  • Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani: Want to Watch: Overbearing oppulence & length
  • Bawaal: So-So: Too far-stretched, time-pass..
  • Neeyat: Not Interested in Watching: Bored with B-grade crime and detective stories
  • Satyaprem Ki Katha: So-So: Woh Saat Din, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam modern re-hash
  • Adipurush: Nay! Thumbs Down: Pathos in the era of Hindutva "Capitalism"
  • Zara Hatke Zara Bachke: So-So: A little more care in every department would have made movie better
  • Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway: Want to Watch: Is it a heart moving adaption? Let us see...!
  • Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar: So-So: Undercooked misogyny masquerading
  • Selfiee: So-So: Please STOP remakes...
  • Shehzada: Nay! Thumbs Down: Nah - won't see a South remake
  • Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat: So-So: Anurag Kashyap has lost mojo like Ram Gopal Varma
  • Pathaan: Yay! Thumbs Up: Bollywood seriously needed a wholesome entertainer
  • Cirkus: Nay! Thumbs Down: Better watch Angoor than this crass
  • Govinda Naam Mera: Nay! Thumbs Down: Ugh.. sums it up..!
  • An Action Hero: So-So: Pulp - doesn't go deep..
  • Salaam Venky: Want to Watch: Great cast but poor adaptation of good bio-book
  • Bhediya: Not Interested in Watching: Read the above review
  • Drishyam 2: Want to Watch: Kodus to the Malayalm writer-director Jeetu Joseph.. I liked the original
  • Uunchai: Yay! Thumbs Up: Would surley watch it on small screen
  • Phone Bhoot: Not Interested in Watching: Rdiculously juvenile....
  • Ram Setu: Nay! Thumbs Down: Can't always make quick buck on religion & nationalism
  • Maja Ma: Not Interested in Watching: Messaging & preachiness keeps me away from it
  • Brahmastra – Part One: Shiva: Want to Watch: Pickings from here, there, everywhere...
  • Cuttputlli: Nay! Thumbs Down: Down-graded remake of original
  • Shamshera: So-So: Expected more, but it delivered much less
  • Shabaash Mithu: So-So: One time watch for sure
  • Khuda Haafiz: Chapter ll – Agni Pariksha: So-So: Effort was good, missed opportunity
  • Jugjugg Jeeyo: So-So: Just to watch how unreal reality is portrayed
  • Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga: Want to Watch: Now a days, very few directors who make such movies
  • Lightyear: Want to Watch: Yay.. Yay..!
  • Toolsidas Junior: So-So: Family entertainer, nice..!
  • Samrat Prithviraj: Not Interested in Watching: Nothing but regressive cinema without vision
  • Jalsa: Yay! Thumbs Up: Tense, gripping, suspenseful.
  • Anek: So-So: Tried too much in 150 minutes without audience's "connect"
  • Thar: Want to Watch: Just for Western Movies feel
  • Dasvi: So-So: Abhishek is the saving grace
  • Attack – Part I: Want to Watch: John is getting type-casted with action movies
  • Gehraiyaan: Not Interested in Watching: Soft-porno, curse-words, shallow characters
  • Sardar Udham: Yay! Thumbs Up: Tighter script and editing would me better
  • Meenakshi Sundareshwar: Want to Watch: I liked the Rajnikant bit..!
  • Hum Do Hamare Do: Not Interested in Watching: Good actors wasted...!?
  • Rashmi Rocket: Want to Watch: Based on Real life Story from TN
  • Chehre: So-So: Poor adaptation of a classic
  • Bhoot Police: Not Interested in Watching: Good that it is not a remake
  • Shiddat: Not Interested in Watching: Not interested in creeps
  • Bell Bottom: Nay! Thumbs Down: Had potential, but poorly made
  • Bhuj – The Pride Of India: Nay! Thumbs Down: Making commercial buck by fooling audiences in the name of Patriotism
  • Shershaah: Nay! Thumbs Down: All things seen before - No freshness except Kiara's acting.!
  • Dial 100: Want to Watch:
  • Mimi: Yay! Thumbs Up: A Good Watch, well made movie..!
  • Toofaan: So-So: If within 120 minutes without songs then "Good"
  • Haseen Dillruba: So-So: Big screen small TV police investigation
  • Shaadisthan: Want to Watch: Seems Cliched but sadly still relevant
  • Saina: Not Interested in Watching:
  • Radhe: Nay! Thumbs Down: Slick VFX and Peppy songs
  • Ajeeb Daastaans: Yay! Thumbs Up: Different, Good attempt
  • Is Love Enough? Sir: Yay! Thumbs Up: Will you permit yourself to let LOVE happen?
  • The White Tiger: So-So: High attitude "I am too intelligent - I see it all"
  • Tribhanga: Want to Watch: Slow silent 1st half - answers in 2nd half - interesting
  • Ludo: Yay! Thumbs Up: Enjoyed..
  • Love Aaj Kal 2020: Nay! Thumbs Down: Movie lost a chance to convey a point on LOVE effectively
  • Kabir Singh: So-So: psycho masochism
  • Kesari: Nay! Thumbs Down:
  • The Accidental Prime Minister: Nay! Thumbs Down: Avoid
  • Dangal: So-So: Sugar coated Regressive portrayal of feminine gender
  • Talvar: Nay! Thumbs Down: Disappointing, Debauched, Manipulative, Subtly by crafty persuading audiences…
  • Katti Batti: Nay! Thumbs Down: Why not Switch Channel?
  • Manjhi The Mountain Man: Nay! Thumbs Down: Very poor writing, and theatrical narrative
  • Siddharth The Prisoner: Yay! Thumbs Up: Good
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Yay! Thumbs Up: Kangana as Kusum steals the show - An ACE
  • Bombay Velvet: Nay! Thumbs Down: Be a Critic who is like an audience
  • Mardaani: So-So: View Tamil movie "Vidyum Munn" also...
  • Humshakals: Nay! Thumbs Down: Save us and Save Indian cinema.
  • The Lunchbox: Yay! Thumbs Up: Media over-rated a good movie; surely not for Oscars!
  • Chennai Express: Yay! Thumbs Up: Sad that movie was a hit, happy because it is a good movie.
  • Raanjhanaa: Yay! Thumbs Up: Excellent first half! Outstanding Dhanush. Brilliant Rahman.
  • Joker: Yay! Thumbs Up: Dear Shirish I want a few more from you. Worst than Clerk and worster than Joker. Please..!
  • Gangs of Wasseypur 2: So-So: Opportunity lost with enthusiasm and zeal - uncontrolled show of ugliness. Sorry!

Comments

  • Crew:

    Never wanted to watch, but am pleased and surprised the young (especially) girl crowds at Mall theaters are enjoying it.

    posted 1 week ago
  • Yodha:

    Now a days, added national & religious jingoism in movies makes me cringe - little hint of it, and like plague I avoid those anti-national/ religion movies...

    posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago
  • Shaitaan:

    Dear Meetu, agree.. a crisp (non-repititive) edit, without an interval break and somewhat different climax - would've worked wonders...

    posted 1 month ago
  • Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for the review. Just by the name and tag of re-make, I wanted to skip this robo-rom-com. After reading your review I will watch it on OTT.

    posted 2 months ago
  • Fighter:

    Dear Meetu, war, patriotism, Pakistan, in-between songs - done to death. Well made masala bollywood style pot-boiler may fetch INR 150-200, just below-par but overall breakeven

    posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Merry Christmas:

    Dear Meetu, nice review. Some directors MOVIE MAKING so much and Sriram is one of those. But one must be careful not to over-indulge in the process. Sriram maintains a RIGHT BALANCE to stay true to the book - "the Bird In the Cage" also made into a movie.

    posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Dunki:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks. I did not see the movie yet, but reading the review - which seems so apt - as per your sensibilities. I would wait for the OTT...

    posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
  • The Archies:

    Dear Meetu, Beautiful.. microscopic observatinos make this review a delight to read. I agree with you - I hope Farhan Akhtar had not written dialogues in English and literally translated it. Better if he had shown to his father - Javed Akhtar, who penned out GREAT dialogues throughout his career.

    posted 4 months ago
  • Animal:

    Dear Meetu, I was really eagerly waiting for your review. I came often to read your critic. The movie is obnoxious to my likings, but this is a free world and people with a toy to create movies - PLAY to show their flourishes in gut wrenching, nauseuating VIOLENCE. I can only say - why did critic Anupama Chopra ever ask the Director SRV after "Kabir Singh" that she found the movie too violent to her senses. And SRV replied - I WILL SHOW YOU REAL VIOLENCE. That was the only purpose of the movie. Sadly, young generation blinded by FAD are liking VIOLENT MOVIES and florifying EVIL MEN, SINNERS, CRIMINALS - OTT is full of such series and movies dished out. I feel not part of this generation's liking about movies.

    posted 4 months, 1 week ago
  • Tiger 3:

    Thanks Meetu, the intent of India-Pakistan angle is truly endearing. I hope the anti-Pakistan sentiment was not too strong. Yet, the movie does its bits to balence the "ANTI" emotions..

    posted 4 months, 4 weeks ago
  • Ganapath – A Hero Is Born:

    Dear Meetu, These are the price a reviewer pays to undergo such movies and save audiences from venturing getting mentally slaughtered

    posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Fukrey 3:

    Dear Meetu, I come to read your reviews because your reviews match my sensibilities.. I liked these two phrases "hate almost every character" and "but makes you sad" that encapsulates our society who will make this movie a HIT.. Makes me sad..!

    posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
  • The Great Indian Family:

    Dear Meetu, a thoroughlly indepth review so apt that I hope Aditya Chopra and Vijay Krishna Acharya would read..

    posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Jawan:

    Thanks Meetu, for such a nice review. I would surely go and watch the movie. I hope it had one catchy song number - none seem to be hummable..

    posted 7 months, 1 week ago
  • Dream Girl 2:

    Dear Meetu, must have been an exhausting and excruciating experience, but the box office is lapping it - it amazes me how today's generation loves violence and bafoonery

    posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Ghoomer:

    Dear Meetu, I haven't watched it yet, but will surely do.
    I've not seen Gadar 1 nor I will watch Gadar 2, but I was waiting for your Gadar 2 review

    posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani:

    Dear Meetu, your review checks all the right boxes, and makes a wholesome read. Complete..! Enjoyed reading it.

    posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Bawaal:

    Dear Meetu, Exactly, too far-stretched. Director feared taking inspiration from Indian history due to current Hindutva backlash; and also to self-gratify "intellectual-tag" perceptions. Something different.than gore and violence that's dished out.

    posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Neeyat:

    Dear Meetu,
    Unlike the times when we used to love reading Agatha Christie's detective novels - I don't even find the International adaption of her novels on celluloid interesting to watch.. After reading your review, I will give this a skip...!
    .

    posted 9 months, 1 week ago
  • Satyaprem Ki Katha:

    Dear Meetu, your liberal outlook with which you watch movies is very unique and you not only educate your readers with your reviews but make it so much entertaining while doing so..

    posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Adipurush:

    Dear Meetu, Blockbuster opening, but really bad reviews. As a reviewer one really needs guts to venture to such movies and save your readers from trauma. More enjoyable is your yourube Hanuman song "chutki".. Thanks

    posted 9 months, 4 weeks ago
  • Zara Hatke Zara Bachke:

    Dear Meetu, Every weekend, I come and check wogma. Nice to see you back. Very apt review. That's what happens when metro-urbanites write small-town stories with lots of cliches to lure family audiences. It seems clean but as you say - leaves a lot to our satisfaction...

    posted 10 months, 1 week ago
  • Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway:

    Dear Meetu, again a worthy review by you. The trailer was very promising, but looks it did not exactly translate to a GREAT movie. I may wait to watch it on TV for sure.

    posted 1 year ago
  • Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar:

    Dear Meetu, so well analyzed by your sharp acumen. Always love reading your take and review, and I normally go by your thought process while watching the movies

    posted 1 year, 1 month ago
  • Selfiee:

    Dear Meetu,
    Nice review
    Again a remake..!
    I just wonder when this is going to stop?
    Looks like CREATIVITY has totally taken a back seat.

    posted 1 year, 1 month ago
  • Shehzada:

    The era of South-remakes is over especially when the original is available on youtube and TV channels. I don't understand why Producers waste money?

    posted 1 year, 1 month ago
  • Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat:

    Dear Meeta, very nice review. Anurag Kashyap tries to show on screen things people have not seen before (just for shock value) like here - girl stalking..!
    I always like the moral contemporary take of yours while you watch movies. That's what makes it so interesting.

    posted 1 year, 2 months ago
  • Pathaan:

    Dear Meeta, couldn't resist my temptation to catch up your review from the ICU bed. Alas.. I can't head to the cinema-hall...! Would LOVE watching this..! Heard that fans are going GA-GA over Bhai's entry..! (smiles)

    posted 1 year, 2 months ago
  • Cirkus:

    Dear Meeta, nicely covered the comparaitve decadal analysis of transformative Shakspearean structure. I've heard that the 80% movie was shot in front of Blue screen during covid and post-production with VFX.

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Govinda Naam Mera:

    Dear Meeta, That was heroic to endure this...

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • An Action Hero:

    Pulpy fiction, that finely sums up the movie..

    posted 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Salaam Venky:

    Dear Meetu, that's why I love your reviews because they are intensely honest, no one else sees the way you watch a movie. GREAT..!

    posted 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Bhediya:

    Dear Meetu, extremely well written review, and left a smirk on my face with the last line.

    posted 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Drishyam 2:

    Dear Meetu, I've seen both the Drishyam 1&2 in Malayalam, but not in Hindi ones. I like your ocomparison-take. I was hoping you wrote something about Akshaye Khanna's presence in this one. I will watchi it on OTT. Thanks.

    posted 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Uunchai:

    Dear Meetu, Maturity and pause descends with age, both for the Director Suraj and us - the viewers who have seen all his movies. I like the sensitivity, humanness and in a wholesome way you look at the world fo cinema. You always give a rich and inert understanding of cinema. Thanks.

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Phone Bhoot:

    Dear Meetu, thanks for enduring this for the sake of saving film buffs like us who read your reviews before thinking of whether to watch the movie or not..!

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Ram Setu:

    Dear Meetu,
    Happy Diwali to you, your family & friends
    I smiled while reading the initial paragraphs. Perfect..! I think, some heroes - including Akshay, want to make a quick buck with the mood of HINDU-ist fanaticism and quickly dole out religoius, nationalist AGENDA-based-stuff. You are so right about it being HALF-BAKED.. just like a cake - one can't eat, swallow, or spit out - it sticks leaving a bad taste in mouth. I think Ram-Setu is such a failed attempt.

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Maja Ma:

    Dear Meetu, Nice review. Though the movie may be uneven, your review is so balanced as always. Love reading your reviews. I hope you get time to watch and write more movie-reviews.

    posted 1 year, 6 months ago
  • Brahmastra – Part One: Shiva:

    Dear Meetu, Thank you so much. Very nice review. Seems to me like and attempt to amalgamate many Hollywood fantasies for mass-Indian sensibilities...

    posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  • Cuttputlli:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for being back with this review. I've seen the original Tamil one - RAKSHASAN. It is much better than this, which has included commercial cliches in the narrative that were not there in the original. The Tamil one was hit and cricially acclaimed with 50cr revenue, whereas this Hindi was sold to Disney for more than 100cr - If Cuttputli was released in theaters it would have made only 20-25 crs. Such are the ways of commercial business deals

    posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  • Shamshera:

    Dear Meetu, I was hoping a good film - but seriously, the director Karan who is a good crafts-person fails and what we see is a masala flick that fails to rise above past intermission. Third flop of YashRaj in a row

    posted 1 year, 8 months ago
  • Shabaash Mithu:

    Dear Meetu, I always roll my eyes when there is a one more biopic of a sports person, or even when a person starts penning their autobiography.
    Having said that - bringout out a movie on women players was needed especially due to the horrid times and events they had to go through. The movie highlights all prominent issues and makes it more than Mitahli's life-story. Though I too like Tapsee, but somehow I felt that if the director had casted someone else - may be - the match and impact would had been much higher.

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Khuda Haafiz: Chapter ll – Agni Pariksha:

    Dear Meetu, the overdose of gruesome violence portrayed in all our recent movies is a clear reflection on the state of our youthful minds, who are engaged in violent video games and a pepped up anger.. The director should have equally balanced drama and action in both the halves.

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Jugjugg Jeeyo:

    Dear Meetu, Thank you for the wonderful review. The film is the direct perceptive reality of the makers, and thus the disconnect and impose on society is so obvious. I agree with you on all the points made in the review

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga:

    Dear Arsh, You have your own style of reviewing movie. It tells so much about you and your thought process. Nice review. Would surely like to watch this one.

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Lightyear:

    Welcome aboard Arsh... Well written review. All the best

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Toolsidas Junior:

    As you rightly say - it is a clean wholesome family entertainer one can take kids to watch the movie in cinema halls. Nothing great - but it is nice

    posted 1 year, 10 months ago
  • Samrat Prithviraj:

    Dear Meetu, I have read and heard many reviews - buts yours is one of the best reviews of Prithviraj I have come across. The way you write is exactly the way a common-sense person would feel. I think the casting was improper because Prithviraj died at age of 26 years. I think, everyone associating with the movie was the pillion-riding on Muslim bashing and showcasing Hindutva brigade - just to make some money. I am happy that the movie is not doing well and will be a FLOP.

    posted 1 year, 10 months ago
  • Jalsa:

    Dear Meetu, exactly.. I felt the same way.. Very well made movie. Such movies are the ones that make us LOVE movies as a soul-searching, life-changing experience..

    posted 1 year, 10 months ago
  • Anek:

    Dear Meeta, Meeta, Meeta, Irrespective of thousands of reviewers - prominent and self-critics, I always come here to you to read your opinion, because I know - you see the movies with the correct feel. Wogma is the BEST for review, and I have been here with you in this 15+years of journey. Thank you Meeta for giving us your own wonderful insights into the world of movies.
    ANEK is a complex story of NE about a failed state caleld INDIA , drawing close parallels to Kashmir in terms of AFPSA, insurgency, terrorism etc.
    Many people who have reviewed the film negatively is because unlike J&K - NE has been out of the media narrative since decades.
    For people like us who are little aware of NE issues - for them too - to fit the nuances of political gamut of issues in 3 hours is difficult.
    Anuhhav Sinha tries to take BOLD contemporary issues, but I find - he carries this baggage of him of thinking about himself as an INTELLECTUAL - I know it all attitude.
    Even for him it was difficult to clearly show India as a failed governing state, which was and is actually the case.
    His narrative style as you rightly pointed out is documentary style and how we wish and miss makers like Mani Ratnam and Shyam Benegal who are masters to tell a story that connects with its audiences..
    Thanks Meeta again. Looking forward to more reviews from you.

    posted 1 year, 10 months ago